February 2, 2019

Every February is National Self-Check Month. It is the time of year when you should be proactive about your health. Most people only see a doctor once a year and a dentist at Dentistry of Fishers twice a year. The rest of the time you need to be aware of what is going on in your body. You need to take charge of your dental health and be aware when dangerous symptoms develop.

Look Out for Symptoms of Tooth Decay

There are many early warning signs you have cavities. The problems will only worsen if you continue doing nothing. Some of the most common symptoms that arise when you develop tooth decay include:

  • Immense pain every time you chew food
  • White, black or brown staining forming on the tooth’s surface
  • Visible pits or holes forming in the teeth
  • Mild or sharp pain any time you drink or eat something cold, hot or sweet
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity
  • Spontaneous toothaches without any other readily apparent cause

Over time, abscesses and pus can start to form around the tooth. You may have scheduled an appointment several months from now, but when you are in pain, you need to see our dentist immediately.

Watch Out for Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease is another potentially dangerous condition. While it will start off as mild, it can quickly develop into periodontitis. The symptoms to be aware of for this include:

  • Alteration in the way your teeth fit together when you bite down
  • Constant bad breath
  • Sores forming around your mouth
  • Teeth separating or loosening
  • Bleeding any time you floss, brush or eat hard foods
  • Gums appearing red, tender or swollen

See Our Dentist

Your dental health is of the utmost importance to us. Schedule a consultation at Dr. Jeremy Jones’ office in Fishers, IN as soon as something feels off. Even if it turns out to be nothing, it is better to be safe than sorry.



Related Articles

Dental Website Design By Progressive Dental